Fiscal Court gives final approval to county budget
by Franklin Clark, Reporter --
Jun 25, 2014 | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Magistrates on the Trigg County Fiscal Court gave final approval to the county’s $7,327,9545.20 FY 2014/2015 budget at a special-called meeting Thursday morning.

Trigg County Judge Executive Hollis Alexander said the budget, which hasn’t changed since its recent approval by the state’s Department of Local Government, includes a 3-percent raise for county employees. And while the county’s property tax rates won’t be decided until August, Alexander said the budget was written with the current rates in mind.

“It is the exact same thing we had at the first reading,” Alexander said. “There is money in there for renovation [in the] County Attorney’s office and Jailer’s office upstairs. I think we’ve got it adequately covered.”

The new budget is roughly $224,000, or 3.16 percent, more than the current fiscal year’s budget. Alexander said it’s possible that before the end of the year, they’ll have to buy a new road grader – an item he estimated to cost about $248,000 – for the Trigg County Road Department.

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